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Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« on: January 14, 2006, 09:41:12 PM »
Hi, my son can't play his OlloFair game anymore because Avast stops it from loading.  How do I bypass this or could the CD be infected now?  This is the store CD and you can't write on it.  I don't know why this suddenly happened after 3 years.  Latest  VD and Program are updated...weird!

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2006, 09:46:07 PM »
Most probably a false positive...
To know if a file is a false positive, please submit it to JOTTI and let us know the result. If it is indeed a false positive, send it in a password protected zip to virus@avast.com
Please, mention in the body of the message why you think it is a false positive and the password used.  ;)
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 09:57:32 PM »
Jotti says only avast! finds it to be malware.  I did send it to you last week but haven't heard back... what do I do?

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2006, 10:13:19 PM »
I did send it to you last week but haven't heard back
To them, not to me... I'm an user like you  ;)

what do I do?
Complain (like you've done) and wait a little.
You can add this particular file to the exclusions lists of avast.
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2006, 12:07:49 AM »
Okay, thanks all!  I found the exclusion list option and added the folder with the game in it. :))))

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2006, 01:13:07 AM »
NO go with the Exclusion List fellahs. :(  I DID find a work around though:

I have to PAUSE the Standard Shield to get the game going.  This is not acceptable because I can't just trust my kid to turn it back on after he's finished playing the game and starts surfing, email comes in etc....

What in the world could I do now?

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2006, 01:29:02 AM »
NO go with the Exclusion List fellahs. :(  I DID find a work around though:

I have to PAUSE the Standard Shield to get the game going.  This is not acceptable because I can't just trust my kid to turn it back on after he's finished playing the game and starts surfing, email comes in etc....

What in the world could I do now?
Which exclusions list did you find, there are two, one in the Program Settings, which is for on-demand scans and another in the Standard Shield, Customize, Advanced this is for the resident scanner which is what is required.

You shouldn't need to exclude the folder, just the file that is detected as an FP.
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2006, 01:29:42 AM »
Avast also finds this to be infected when I exclude autorun.exe


C:\Program Files\PlaidBanana\OlloFair\OlloFair.exe



Of course, when I Pause Standard Shield, it runs great.....

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2006, 01:33:23 AM »
Won't the last VPS (0603-0) solve this?
If I were you, I won't disable the Standard Shield protection... it would be safer, in my opinion, managing the exclusion list.
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2006, 01:35:00 AM »
Well that is likely because having sucessuflly excluded autorun.exe, it then bumps into the next file in order of opening from autorun.exe.

What is the virus it detecting in this file?
Do the same check at Jotti you did before and also send to avast and exclude if a FP.
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2006, 01:36:31 AM »
Okay, I did both exclusion lists and my VD is up to date but no go.... I even tried excluding the whole game Folder in Programs.  I'm stuck with Pausing the Standard Shield....  awaiting email fix from support. :)

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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2006, 01:38:31 AM »
Win32:SdBot-3042 [Trj]
Trojan Horse
0603-0, 01/15/2006
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2006, 01:44:04 AM »
Okay, I did both exclusion lists and my VD is up to date but no go.... I even tried excluding the whole game Folder in Programs.

For the Standard Shield provider (on-access scanning):
Left click the 'a' blue icon, click on the provider icon at left and then Customize.
Go to Advanced tab and click on Add button...

For the other providers (on-demmand scanning):
Right click the 'a' blue icon, click Program Settings.
Go to Exclusions tab and click on Add button...

Remember, the list is checked as text, I mean, C:\Program files is different of C:\PROGRA~1

I'm stuck with Pausing the Standard Shield....  awaiting email fix from support. :)
The email response is not that fast as forums  ;D
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2006, 01:51:32 AM »
working on something!!! :)
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Re: Avast Home and autorun.exe can't play games
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2006, 02:00:44 AM »
GROOVY!!!!!!   8)  It works now, thank you!!!!

I had to finally do ONLY this:

Left Click Standard Shield- Customize- Advanced- ADD

C:\Program Files\PlaidBanana\OlloFair\OlloFair.exe

Thanks again all!   8)